This afternoon I took at my Pinterest page. I looked at the boards that I had built about my favorite topics, like backpacking, luxury travel, beauty and global cuisine. There was certainly nothing enlightening about that.
Then I took a look at some of my busiest boards. What had I been pinning lately?
Four tropical beaches and a beach in Ireland. I can’t say I’d really given much though to Irish beaches before!
I think that’s Iceland’s Blue Lagoon. A floating hotel room in Moorea. The Bahamas. A swing-set at the beach.
A luxurious pool in Italy. Sandbars in Hawaii. A pool in Morocco.
Are you starting to see a trend?
It would seem that my pinning habits don’t reflect my actual travel trends. Even though I lust after these pictures of beautiful beaches, clear seas and cloudless skies I still end up booking trips to Peru in the dead of the South American winter. I love the water, I love swimming, I love snorkeling, I’m a certified scuba diver but I still end up booking holidays in sketchy Eastern European towns and Andean mountains.
I know that I’m a bit dissatisfied with my life in general at the moment. I haven’t bitten off more than I can chew with working full-time and being a full-time grad student, but at times I feel like I’ve bitten off something that I don’t want to chew anymore. I wonder if spending a few days submerged in turquoise waters might be just what the doctor ordered.
With that in mind I’m going to issue myself a challenge. I hereby pledge to visit a warm, sunny, tropical beach location sometime in the next 365 days. I pledge to wear copious amounts of sunscreen, see a sea turtle and drink my own body weight in piña coladas.
I would love for you guys to share a link to your Pinterest pages and also to reflect on what they say about your own life! Reply in the comments or blog about it and comment with the link!